How to claim furlough

Load Error The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme went live on 20 April, enabling businesses to claim towards staff wages. Under the scheme, employers will be able to pay their employees 80 per cent of their usual wage, up to a maximum of £2,500 per month. Employees must have been on their employer's payroll scheme and had this notified to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on or before March 19. Those who work for businesses, charities and public authorities will be entitled to the money if their employer signs up, and they can be on any type of contract, including zero-hours or temporary. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme was originally intended to run to June 1 2020, but it has since been extended until at least the end of that month. If your salary is reduced as a result of these changes, you may be eligible for support through the welfare system, including Universal Credit.